Matriculated graduate students at any of Tufts University's graduate programs and professional schools are eligible to apply for a TIE fellowship!
Committed to diversity of disciplines, fields, and research methods in accordance with measures of excellence, TIE's graduate research fellowship can be used to conduct independent, interdisciplinary environmental research projects. This is an opportunity for students to conduct primary data collection within their own area of interest and obtain mentorship and guidance from Tufts faculty and TIE staff to help build research expertise.
Selected students will receive funding of up to $5,000 per student to cover costs related to: equipment, travel, living stipends for data collection, data analysis, and other supplies.
The TIE Environmental Research Fellowship aims to:
This is an opportunity for students to conduct primary data collection within their interest, while gaining mentorship and guidance from Tufts faculty and TIE staff to help build research expertise. New TIE Fellows will join more than 100 Tufts students and alumni who have participated in this fellowship since 2002. Additionally, retreats, research workshops and presentations are organized by and for the TIE Fellows so that the students can build skills and expand professional networks.
To be eligible for the fellowship program, applicants must be:
The research proposed must:
Spring Brunch: Each spring incoming fellows meet for an introduction to the TIE Fellowship Program. Bringing together members of the TIE community, outgoing fellows are invited to share their experiences and research projects with new fellows. Students are also given a review of the fellowship requirements, expectations, and an opportunity to ask questions about the fellowship.
Fall Retreat: At the beginning of the fall semester, fellows meet for a fellows-only retreat to share their experiences on research conducted over the summer. The event brings together fellows from across multiple disciplines to exchange ideas and provide feedback on the challenges faced in their projects.
Annual Awards Ceremony: During the fall semester Fellows, alumni, faculty and staff gather for dinner and a formal reception to celebrate the ongoing accomplishments of TIE Fellows.
Fellows Workshops and Presentations: Fellows participate throughout the year in on-going research workshops designed to build skills and increase professional networks. By the end of the academic year, fellows also present their research to the Tufts community at a range of environmental events: department seminars, thesis or dissertation presentations, the Environmental Studies Lunch and Learn, or Tufts Research Days, among others.
Proposal: Download the application form below. Be careful to note all of the appendices required with submission. Also note that the two faculty advisers who agree to support your research must sign the completed application form before submission.
Budget: The budget summary must be detailed. It must itemize all expenses for the proposed project, and include all sources of funding. Budgetary stipulations include: (i) Personal summer stipends cannot exceed $1,500 on any proposal; (ii) Realistic budget item estimations must be used. For equipment and travel purchases, a quotation should be solicited. When estimating daily travel costs, numbeo.com and other online estimation services should be used to estimate local, equivalent cost estimates. Please include a detailed description of each budget line item within the notes section.
The Application form and Guidelines for the 2018-2019 TIE Fellows program can be found here:
Applications for the 2018-2019 Fellowships are now closed. Look back here in December 2019 for the 2019-2020 Fellowship opportunity!
Questions? Please contact:
Jill Parlee, Assistant Director for Programs by email or at 617-627-3645.
For a list of all past fellows who have completed the program and a description of their research, click below.